By Adelle M. Banks, Religion News Service|
July 25, 2018
WASHINGTON (RNS) — U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback opened a summit at the State Department this week by urging leaders from a range of faiths to work together to help the persecuted across the globe.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) – Eritrean Christians and human rights advocates are cheering the release of 35 Christian prisoners as a new peace pact between Eritrea and Ethiopia takes hold this month. But hundreds remain imprisoned in Eritrea under harsh conditions stemming from a war in which members of Christian sects were targeted for mass incarceration.
On July 24, Southwest Baptist University announced its new president, Eric A. Turner, who will replace the retiring C. Pat Taylor. Elected as the 25th president of SBU after a unanimous vote by SBU’s trustees on July 20, he will start as president-elect on Aug. 6 and assume the presidency on Sept. 1.
By Chris Doyle, Oklahoma Baptist Messenger|
July 24, 2018
OKLAHOMA Okla. (BP) -- Demonstrating that no one is too old to learn, Portland Avenue Baptist Church hosted a senior adult version of Vacation Bible School (VBS), July 9-12. By midweek, the church had nearly 20 seniors saying, as the VBS song goes, "Y-E-S to VBS."
By Jeff Huett, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship|
July 19, 2018
DECATUR, Ga. — Suzii Paynter, who in March 2013 became only the third executive coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, announced today that she is working with the CBF Governing Board to transition her leadership of the 27-year-old denomi-network.